A large earthquake (preliminary estimates around 7.0 in magnitude) struck Anchorage, AK at approximately 9:29 PST (8:29 AST). There are initial reports of damage to infrastructure. So far AFA is receiving reports that crews overnighting at the layover hotel are okay, and we have been in contact with several Flight Attendants living in the area who are shaken up but physically fine. There have been at least four aftershocks since the initial earthquake, and we are hearing that they continue.
Here is a live feed from CNN: https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/alaska-earthquake/index.html
Check the Inflight webpage for updated information and alerts from management.
AFA will not provide any additional updates unless new information becomes available. Our thoughts and prayers to all our crews, their family and friends in Anchorage today!
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